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As we head into the Black Friday period, there's an abundance of new desktop CPUs from both AMD and Intel to select from. The two big launches for 2022 in the world of CPUs – AMD's Ryzen 7000 series and Intel's 13th generation Core – have ended up also being two of the most performance-competitive CPU launches from a that we've ever seen. First out of the gate in late September was AMD, who launched its eagerly-anticipated Ryzen 7000 series. Based on its new Zen 4 core and built on TSMC's 5 nm node, the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X 16C/32T made big waves at launch. Less than two weeks later, Intel launched its 13th Generation Core parts – codenamed Raptor Lake – bringing to bear...

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX-Series: Zen 3 For OEM Workstations

In 2020, AMD released a new series of workstation-focused processors under its Threadripper umbrella, aptly named the Threadripper Pro series. These chips were essentially true workstation versions of AMD's...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/8/2022

The ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED Review: For The Creator In All Of Us

ASUS has been building notebooks for the creator market for several years now, and today we are looking at the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED. The name kind of gives...

34 by Brett Howse on 3/7/2022

Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Announced: Setting Standards For The Chiplet Ecosystem

If there has been one prominent, industry-wide trend in chip design over the past half-decade or so, it has been the growing use of chiplets. The tiny dies have...

25 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2022

AMD's Ryzen 9 6900HS Rembrandt Benchmarked: Zen3+ Power and Performance Scaling

Earlier this year, AMD announced an update to its mobile processor line that we weren’t expecting quite so soon. The company updated its Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors, which are...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/1/2022

Update: AMD’s Acquisition of Xilinx Receives Regulatory Go, Deal Closes At $49B

Update 02/14: AMD has sent out a brief statement this morning announcing that the Xilinx deal has formally closed. AMD has now fully acquired Xilinx. The final value of...

34 by Ryan Smith on 2/14/2022

AMD Reports Q4 2021 and FY 2021 Earnings: Turning Silicon Into Gold

As the full year 2021 earnings season rolls along, the next major chip maker out of the gate is AMD, who has been enjoying a very positive trajectory in...

26 by Ryan Smith on 2/1/2022

Vulkan 1.3 Specification Released: Fighting Fragmentation with Profiles

Khronos this morning is taking the wraps off of Vulkan 1.3, the newest iteration of the group’s open and cross-platform API for graphics programming. Vulkan 1.3 follows Khronos’s usual 2...

12 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2022

Launching Today: AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT, Starring Navi 24

Following its announcement back at CES, today AMD is formally launching the entry-level member of its Radeon RX 6000 series of video cards: the Radeon RX 6500 XT. Based...

101 by Ryan Smith on 1/19/2022

ASRock Unveils DeskMeet SFF PC Platform with Intel B660 / AMD X300 Chipsets

ASRock has been at the forefront of the small form-factor (SFF) PC revolution right from the Sandy Bridge days. Starting with the Core HT series in the early 2010s...

17 by Ganesh T S on 1/18/2022

How Low Cost Can Chiplets Go? Depends on the Optimization, says AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su

While not the absolute first company in the market to talk about putting different types of silicon inside the same package, AMD’s launch of Ryzen 3000 back in July...

55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2022

AMD: We’re Using an Optimized TSMC 5nm Process

When AMD started using TSMC’s 7nm process for the Zen 2 processor family that launched in November 2019, one of the overriding messages of that launch was that it...

44 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

AMD Expanding Into Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

One constant theme throughout AMD’s recent resurgence into high-performance computing has been the messaging around the scalability of its platform. Building a processor that can scale both from single...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

How Privacy Has Come To the Forefront of Laptop Design At CES 2022

Over the last several years there has been a renewed push towards privacy features from the laptop industry. With the majority of PC sales being laptops, and battery life...

24 by Brett Howse on 1/10/2022

CES 2022: AMD’s Next-Gen AM5 Platform to Have Long Term Support

One of the key aspects of AMD’s offering in the consumer desktop space is the longevity of its socket and platform. Throughout the years, AMD has leveraged a single...

42 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/7/2022

AMD’s Barcelo: Zen 3 APU Refresh for 2022

One of the key elements to how processor portfolios will evolve moving forward involves mixing and matching current generation and previous generation parts using the benefits of (supposedly) cheaper...

16 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2022

AMD Mobile GPU 2022 Update: Radeon 6000S Series, 6x50M Parts, and Navi 24-Based 6500M and 6300M

As part of a jam-packed CES keynote presentation this morning, AMD has announced a slew of updates to its mobile graphics lineup. Altogether, AMD is introducing one new GPU...

7 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

AMD Reveals Radeon RX 6500 XT: Navi 24 Lands for Low-End Desktops on January 19th

Alongside AMD’s smorgasbord of mobile graphics offerings that were announced during today’s CES 2022 keynote, the company also has some new desktop video cards to speak about for the...

22 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution To Become Driver Feature: Radeon Super Resolution

As well as delivering hardware updates for both their desktop and mobile lineups this morning, as part of AMD’s CES 2022 keynote, the company also offered a quick update...

3 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

AMD Announces Ryzen 6000 Mobile CPUs for Laptops: Zen3+ on 6nm with RDNA2 Graphics

The notebook market is a tough nut to crack with a single solution. People want that mix of high performance at the top, cost effectiveness at the bottom, and...

77 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

AMD CPUs in 2022: Zen 4 in Second Half, Ryzen 7 5800X3D with V-Cache by Spring

One of the things I look forward to every year is whether the major companies I write about are prepared to showcase their upcoming products in advance – because...

99 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

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